Lord Owen writes in The Times, 26 November 2020
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The third breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration by the Chinese Communist Party should serve as a wake-up call not just to Britain but to her allies as well.
The pace at which President Xi has dismantled Hong Kong’s democracy through the purging of pro-democracy and the recent arrests of former pro-democracy lawmakers only points to
“China’s disregard for international law under Xi presents a shared challenge.”
Lord Owen, writing in the online ForeignPolicy.com magazine, June 23, 2020, 4:30 PM
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The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration was the brainchild of two formidable political leaders, China’s Deng Xiaoping and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Since the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, the international treaty has generally worked …
Lord Owen speaking in the House Of Lords debate on the National Security situation, Thursday 19 April 2018
The full text is here: 19.4.18HL
“There are three dangerous potential military crises on the international agenda: North Korean nuclear weapons; eastern Europe, focused on Ukraine; and the Middle East, focused on Syria. Any or all of these could bubble over into serious military conflict.
“… Churchill did not say that jaw-jaw …
Speech by The Rt Hon Lord Owen to the Henry Jackson Society’s ‘British Foreign Policy After Brexit’ event, London 19 April 2018
Full text here: 19.4.18HenryJackson
“There will either be war in the Middle East over Syria and possible increased military activity in Ukraine, or there will be a meeting between President Trump and President Putin trying to resolve these two potential conflicts. …It is a simple fact …
Lord Owen interviewed by Nick Ferrari on LBC this morning – Monday 9 April 2018 (full recording below).
“Unlike in 2013 when Obama was not contemplating serious action (which I did not support), it now looks as if the US are serious and are not prepared to accept Assad continuing as the Syrian President in any peace. Russia will have to get used to this, and the UK and France …
Lord Owen, speaking in the House of Lords Debate on UK Defence Forces, 23 November 2017.
Download the speech here: HLDefenceDebate23.11.17
My Lords, the issue before us all is that defence expenditure has to be increased. There can be no ifs or buts about that. For the next five years, the National Security Council will have to find an increase from 2% to 2.5% as the bare minimum. That body …
Lord Owen’s speech to the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, delivered Thursday 16 November 2017.
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In the speech, Lord Owen argues “We are on the threshold of another war in the Middle East involving Lebanon and the surrounding countries. It is imperative that Russia and the US start a process to help stabilise the region using the P5 +1 mechanism with others …